Families: When God Is Cool

Children, especially teenagers, are hungry for faith. And they're finding it in very new places

It happened at an Acquire The Fire rally. The nationwide organization stages Gospel rallies MTV style, and suddenly 17-year-old Jessica Ray, who was there with a Houston-based youth group she describes as "complacent," was on fire. Afterward she "took the challenge" and smashed all her CDs that weren't Christian. "I wanted to be putting wisdom into my ears, not trash," she says.

Ray's story is a little dramatic, but it's not unique. Increasingly, young people seem to be asking questions about a deeper meaning to life--and finding answers in such new places as the Web, radio and the movies as well...

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